Bread and Circuses Infotext & Primary Source Analysis teaches students how the emperors of Rome used free food and extravagant events to entertain and pacify their citizens. Students read about the methods emperors used, and then move on to a first hand account from the Roman statesman, Seneca, of the bloody gladiator fights to the death. The final two questions links the Roman events of 2000 years ago to America today. This is an engrossing and important activity linking past to present.
Ancient Rome PowerPoint with Video Clips and Presenter Notes covers the rise of Rome from a republic to an empire, the birth of Christianity and Rome's fall. Ancient Rome PowerPoint is packed with maps, primary source documents, stunning visuals, and embedded video links, everything you need to keep your students engaged.
The ancient origins of the Olympics | TED-Ed | Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.